#TeamPuti remains in the top hashtags of the ever-popular Facebook group, Home Buddies. And for good reason! Cities are getting more congested, real estate is getting more expensive, and homes are getting even smaller. Painting your interiors shades of white immediately opens up a space, making a room feel bigger in an instant. But, not all whites are created equal. While subtle, the different undertones of different white shades can really make an impact in your room. So, choose wisely! Below we’ll be going through some white house paint ideas.

What to Consider in White Interiors

When coming up with a list of white paint ideas, remember that undertones have a huge impact on the shade of white. There are thousands of different white and off-white paints available in the market. Choose a warm undertone if you want the space to feel cozier.

Aside from the undertone, the sheen of the paint matters, too! Sheen refers to a level of gloss a dried paint film has. Boysen whites come in the sheens of Flat, Matte, Satin, Semi-Gloss, and Gloss. That’s in the order of least to most shiny, in layman’s terms. If you want a more in-depth explanation, you can read more here. For this blog post, let’s limit the conversation to the sheens that are more popular for interior use: Semi-Gloss, Satin, and Matte!

Semi-Gloss Whites

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Boysen Permacoat Semi-Gloss has a wide array of whites and off-whites in a semi-gloss sheen. If you’re on a tighter budget because of all your online budol shopping (don’t even try to hide it at this point), this might be a good option for you. Semi-Gloss is a popular choice both for interior and exterior repainting. This particular sheen makes it relatively easier to clean than its flat counterpart. But, it is quite shiny. Semi-gloss sheens are better suited for larger spaces. And white interiors make a space feel even larger! So, tone down all the sparkle by matching your chosen Boysen semi-gloss white with an industrial finish accent wall.

Satin White

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Next up, we have the satin finish. This is a little bit less shiny than semi-gloss, and it’s in the Healthy Home base paint. Healthy Home is a low-odor, low-VOC, and lead-safe paint that is formulated to be antibacterial as well. It gives an added protection against harmful bacteria, mold, and mildew. Since it virtually has no odor, you can definitely use this for places such as kitchens and dining areas!

Wooden floors are a match made in heaven with white interiors. Read more here.

Matte White

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Last in the list but definitely not the least are our matte whites. Virtuoso Silk Touch is the base paint for our matte finishes. Like Healthy Home, it’s low in odor, low in VOCs, lead-safe, and antibacterial. But, Virtuoso Silk Touch takes it to the next level. It also has Teflon Surface Protector Technology! Usually, paints with flat or matte sheens tend to hold on to a lot of dirt. But, since Virtuoso has Teflon, it’s very easy to clean! You get the luxurious, sought-after matte finish, but with the easy-clean capabilities of glossy paints! White interiors look amazing in photos, but it can be a nightmare to maintain. Paint your walls with Virtuoso to save yourself the hassle.

#TeamPuti at Home

If you’re planning on a little home redecorating soon, I hope this quick article helps you decide what white paint is best for your space. But of course, it doesn’t stop there! You’re just laying out the foundation of a true #TeamPuti home with beautiful shades of white paint. Don’t forget to warm up the space with a lot of wooden accents and indoor plants. Accent walls help make a white room feel less like a clinic. It’s something that you might want to take a look into as well!

Whatever white shade you choose, stick to your guns and trust your design instincts. It’s your home after all. You get to decide what makes your house truly a home. Hey, maybe your house is going to be the next big #homeinspo in Home Buddies. Link them this article as well if it helps you. Anyways, if you’re still struggling to choose the best white paint for your space, you can always send us an email at ask@myboysen.com.

Happy painting!


Inah is an avid overplanner with a manic desire to organize everything. She dedicates most of her time and attention to her two chunky dogs, Prince and Peanut. If there's a bit of extra time on hand, she will spring clean her entire house.

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